[Obituary] Susanna Au Yeung Dies of Lung Cancer
Former Hong Kong actress, Susanna Au Yeung (歐陽佩珊), died of lung cancer on July 9. Diagnosed with cancer in April, Susanna only had three months to live. Best remembered for her role as Wong Yung in 1983’s Return of the Condor Heroes <神鵰俠侶>, the 63-year-old is survived by her husband, TVB actor Samuel Kwok (郭鋒).
While on vacation in Malaysia earlier, Susanna suffered stroke-like symptoms and was admitted into a local hospital. Samuel said, “Three separate brain incision operations were performed and we couldn’t find anything wrong the first two times. For the third operation, the doctor made a bigger incision and finally found the tumor.”
Although Susanna was immediately transferred to a Hong Kong hospital, it was too late. Samuel said, “Since the lung cancer was too advanced, it had already crept into the brain. That’s why they found cancerous cells in the cerebellum.”
Despite Susanna’s sudden departure, Samuel said his wife did not have any unfulfilled wishes. After Susanna retired from acting in 1991, she became a licensed qi gong practitioner. Over the last two decades, Susanna has taught over one thousand qi gong students. “This gave her immense satisfaction. I’m very proud of her!” said Samuel.
Susanna’s funeral will be held following Christian rituals, although the date of the funeral service has not been set yet.
40 Years of Marriage
Susanna and Samuel fell in love after being frequent co-stars in television dramas. The couple got married in 1977 and do not have any children. Supporting each other throughout many of life’s challenges, Susanna was there for Samuel when he had a bone cancer scare several years ago. Susanna had bravely dealt with her battle with cancer in the last days of her life.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.